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In loving memory of
Rose Josephine Blanda
  • June 07, 1961
  • -
  • March 23, 2021

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Rose Josephine Blanda, 59, passed away March 23, 2021, at Health Park Hope Hospice House, in Fort Myers, FL. Born June 07, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY., she was the daughter of James Ambrose Blanda and Rose Mangiarotti. Rosie was both a restaurant owner and professional card dealer. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Valentine, and brother in law, John Mark Valentine, of Fort Myers, FL., niece, Jennifer Marie Morris of Sugarland, TX., and nephews, Daniel James Upp of Livermore, CA., and Benjamin Joseph Upp of Colorado Springs, CO. Rosie loved people, gambling, and classic rock and roll. She won many trophies playing adult baseball, bowling, and gambling. She was kind hearted and generous. Rosie had a great sense of humor, and loved to make people laugh. She loved animals, and had 3 cats and 4 dogs in her lifetime. “We will miss her very much.”


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  1. 06 Apr 2021
    Sarah Paxton lit a candle:
    Lit since April 6, 2021 at 4:19:08 PM

  2. 05 Apr 2021
    Katherine Lawlor lit a candle:
    Lit since April 5, 2021 at 4:44:29 AM

  3. 05 Apr 2021
    Katherine Lawlor posted an image:
    Had lunch at Doc Fords on the wather in Ft. Myers. Rosie loved the food and she had a great time walking around and seeing all of the sights. Rosie i will miss you very much and you always could make me smile. I will miss you very much. Love you, R.I.P go and find some slots and play.
    Had lunch at Doc Fords on the wather in Ft. Myers. Rosie loved the food and she had a great time walking around and seeing all of the sights. Rosie i will miss you very much and you always could make me smile. I will miss you very much. Love you, R.I.P go and find some slots and play.

  4. 05 Apr 2021
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    Lit since April 5, 2021 at 4:05:34 AM

  5. 04 Apr 2021
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    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:50:21 PM

  6. 04 Apr 2021
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    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:25:51 PM

  7. 04 Apr 2021
    Katherine Lawlor lit a candle:
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:04:40 PM

  8. 04 Apr 2021
    Katherine Lawlor posted an image:
    We had a great time at doc fords having lunch together.
    We had a great time at doc fords having lunch together.

  9. 04 Apr 2021
    Danny upp lit a candle:
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:41:00 PM

  10. 03 Apr 2021
    Susan Ehlert says:
    Rosie will always be the sweet little girl. Miss her dearly. xxoo

  11. 03 Apr 2021
    Susan Ehlert lit a candle:
    Lit since April 3, 2021 at 4:21:17 AM

  12. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine says:
    Rosie I will miss you very much. These last 2 years of your recovery drew us closer together as sisters. Though tragedy brought us together we have many happy memories of the time we got to spend together. I cried with you, argued with you because we are both so stubborn and wanted our own ways but the best time together is you made me laugh. I was your straight man and we would joke about how we should have a TV show about our crazy family. Rosie you will always be the funny one (not John) and I will always be your straight man. You never let me forget, even after 40 years how I "killed" your dog Atlas with my dinner concoction I made one night and fed him 3 bowls and the next morning we found him stiff as board with his tongue hanging out! You loved Melissa Etheridge and I signed up for her fan club. This got us first dibs on tickets in the first 10 rows. We must have gone to at least 8 of her concerts together. At the Paramount in Oakland after the concert you made me follow her limo around the city to see where she was going but we gave up. We saw her in Seattle and after a great dinner by the water I locked the keys in the rental car and we still laugh about that. In San Francisco you were right at the front of the stage and got to shake her hand. That was a very special moment for you. There are many memories and stories to tell here but they will always be in my heart. Say hi to mom and grandma for me and I'll see you soon. The Rosie Show to be continued...................in heaven. XOXOXO

  13. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine lit a candle:
    Lit since April 2, 2021 at 4:49:38 AM

  14. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Enjoying a summer  evening
    Enjoying a summer evening

  15. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Her first summer with us, August 2019
    Her first summer with us, August 2019

  16. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie and Tina; she loved our dogs Tina and Oscar and would have wanted her own dog someday
    Rosie and Tina; she loved our dogs Tina and Oscar and would have wanted her own dog someday

  17. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie chillin' in her new lift chair
    Rosie chillin' in her new lift chair

  18. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie's tattoo inspired by her favorite character on Orange is the New Black; she didn't even flinch when she got it done; she was so excited and proud and thought she was "cool"
    Rosie's tattoo inspired by her favorite character on Orange is the New Black; she didn't even flinch when she got it done; she was so excited and proud and thought she was "cool"

  19. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Jennifer her niece's bridal shower in our backyard in Colorado Springs
    Jennifer her niece's bridal shower in our backyard in Colorado Springs

  20. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Half Moon Bay, where we grew up
    Half Moon Bay, where we grew up

  21. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie's favorite show this past year.  She probably went through the entire season at least 10 times!
    Rosie's favorite show this past year. She probably went through the entire season at least 10 times!

  22. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie's first outing at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs.  This is after her first stroke and we brought her home to live with us from CA in August 2019
    Rosie's first outing at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs. This is after her first stroke and we brought her home to live with us from CA in August 2019

  23. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie and Danny boy her favorite nephew
    Rosie and Danny boy her favorite nephew

  24. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie and me at a Stevie Nicks tribute concert
    Rosie and me at a Stevie Nicks tribute concert

  25. 02 Apr 2021
    Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    Rosie with her new cat Josie
    Rosie with her new cat Josie

  26. 28 Mar 2021
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    A favorite photo
    A favorite photo

  27. 28 Mar 2021
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Rosie & family
    Rosie & family

  28. 28 Mar 2021
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Rosie's Oatmeal Recipe
    Rosie's Oatmeal Recipe

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